Shifting Speech Styles and Perspectives in Japanese Interview Discourse

By Fumiko Nazikian.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This study examines the discourse function of 'impersonal speech style' in Japanese TV interview discourse.

Keywords: Speech Style Shifting, Shifting Speaker's Perspective, Japanese da Plain Forms, Impersonal Speech Style

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.121-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.839MB).

Dr. Fumiko Nazikian

Fumiko Nazikian is currently the director of Japanese language program at Columbia University, NY, where she teaches Japanese language and pedagogy. She has taught Japanese language in various institutions including Australian National University, University of Sydney and Princeton University. Her research interests center on the discourse analysis of interaction in institutional talks such as T.V. interview. She has written articles and given presentations on topics such as Japanese sentence final particles, speech-style shifting, Japanese conditionals, the linkage of culture and language teaching, etc.

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